First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund 2014-2018
New - independent evaluation
The independent evaluation of the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund grant scheme, to which the government contributed £40 million, was published on 17 July 2018. Click on the links for:
Projects at 57 cathedrals in England, 41 Church of England and 16 Catholic, were awarded grants. As part of the evaluation, individual summaries were produced for each of the 130 projects supported. These can be downloaded by cathedral from the links below:
Arundel Catholic Cathedral
Birmingham Catholic Cathedral
Clifton Catholic Cathedral
Lancaster Catholic Cathedral
Liverpool Catholic Cathedral
Newcastle Catholic Cathedral
Northampton Catholic Cathedral
Norwich Catholic Cathedral
Nottingham Catholic Cathedral
Plymouth Catholic Cathedral
Portsmouth Catholic Cathedral
Salford Catholic Cathedral
Sheffield Catholic Cathedral
Shrewsbury Catholic Cathedral
Southwark Catholic Cathedral
St Albans Cathedral
St Edmundsbury Cathedral
St Paul’s Cathedral
Westminster Catholic Cathedral
The second of two rounds for applications closed on 27 September 2016. The Fund is now closed to new applications.
Previous press releases on the Fund can be found here.
For additional information or printed copies please contact:
What was the scheme for?
To carry out necessary repair works to the fabric of the listed Anglican and Catholic cathedral churches in England. Repairs will have been identified by the architect or surveyor responsible for the cathedral. In the case of Anglican cathedrals this will usually be through the Quinquennial Inspection. Alternatively works may be recommended by the architect or surveyor in a statement of need. The works should be necessary to keep the building wind-proof and weather-tight, safe and open to the public.
To carry out repairs to prevent further deterioration of the fabric of the listed building.
To ensure the listed buildings are in a good and safe state of repair in order to host events commemorating WW1.
Who could apply?
Any listed Anglican or Catholic cathedral in England. Applications were for a minimum of £10,000. There was no maximum grant limit but grants of more than £500,000 were likely to be exceptional.
How were applications assessed?
Applications for grants were assessed by an independent Expert Panel using the following criteria:
Necessity of the repair and consideration of the further damage which might be caused by delay.
The heritage significance of the listed building.